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    Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    I came across this link today and it looks like there is finally a reasonable way to immediately get photos to synch to the iPad. My worry is that it seems their fastest card is a Class 6 and my cameras are 16mp and higher so it could be really slow to write to the card. Has anyone tried this and with what camera?

    http://www.petapixel.com/2011/10/01/...n-eye-fi-card/

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    I have used the Eye-Fi card - iPad on a Pentax 645D with limited success. The Eye-Fi card is in the camera's second slot which is setup for the smallest JPG files. Since it takes 10 to 20 seconds for the image to appear on the iPad I don't think the Eye-Fi card write speeds are the issue. The setup works O:K in a controlled environment (like my work bench) but seems to have some random problems in the field. It seems like a promising idea but maybe not yet ready for "Prime Time".

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    Which Eye-Fi card do you have?

    How big are the small jpegs from the 645D?

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    The card is 4 GB Connect X2 and the file size is 3072 x 2304 compressed to 1:16. I tried lower compression ratios but the iPad displayed image quality didn't change. I am running the card in direct mode with Shuttersnitch. Maybe the X2 Pro Card in combination with a small wireless router would be better? When it all works the iPad displayed image quality is good and allows zooming to check focus.

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    With the software update from eye-fi (see the article/video I linked to) you should be able to bypass shuttersnitch and just use the cards capability to set up its own wifi network. You might want to give it a try to see if it is faster.

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    I am running in direct mode just as described in the video. I found that Shuttersnitch was better for me than the Eye-Fi software but direct mode will function with either software. Although the reliability (or lack of) issue may be improved by using a small router instead of direct mode, it isn't clear that the speed will improve. It sounds like a good test program for somebody

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    There has been some discussion on one of the Leica forums regarding using the S2 with the iPad. Here is a link http://ranger9.net/?p=964

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    I have been able to use the Connect X2 Eye-Fi card in conjunction with a battery powered router for sending jpg files to my ipad for viewing purposes. The transfer takes 10 to 20 seconds but the image quality displayed on the ipad screen is great so zooming for focus check works well. I have also used the direct mode transfer mode on the Eye-Fi Card (eliminates the need for external router). I need some time to compare the reliability of the two methods. The whole scheme is useful only on cameras that have 2 card slots and lack live view - like Pentax 645D and Leica S2

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    I got the eye-fi card this week and set it up last night. I'm going to test it out with my iPad this weekend. I will have it in direct mode with the Olympus XZ-1. It only has one card slot but I will shoot RAW + jpeg and just transfer the jpegs to the iPad.

    I will update my thoughts over the weekend.

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    Re: Eye-Fi directly to iPad

    Sounds like fun. I have found Shuttersnitch to be more convenient to use than the Eye-Fi Program. If you try Shuttersnitch be sure not to run the Eye-Fi Program at the same time because there is some sort of conflict.

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